FOR OUR 2ND INSTALLMENT WE HAD A ONE ON ONE WITH SYD @ SPOTFY HQ NYC
Shakari "TRAKGIRL” Boles brings a versatile and dynamic dimension to the music industry through a variety of genres. A music producer, songwriter,entrepreneur, tech enthusiast with recent works include Belly x Nav’s “ Maintain”, Jhene Aiko’s “ Overstimulated” Luke James’ “Bad News” “Pearls” & “Black Jesus”, Harlem’s Crystal Caines, King Chip’s “Queen”, co-produced by DJ Dahi and AX Diamonds, “Mansions on the Moons’’ “Where You Are”, and the sultry ballad “Recover” by Anais Aida. Through speaking engagements at Georgetown University and NAMM she encourages women to seek greater access to broader roles in the heavily male-dominated production and business facets of the music industry. As an entrepreneur, TRAKGIRL has also taken her unique brand into the fashion world with her recently launched lifestyle brand PAY US TODAY that promotes fair pay for creatives & producers and brings awareness to good business practices.
TRAKGIRL has been featured in Forbes, Billboard BET's new digital docu-series " Beauty & The Beats", NYLON, The L.A Times, ID magazine, The Fader, Complex (Top Producers to Watch List), Huffington Post, Saint Heron and numerous other publications.
For the past 10 years, Ashley has worked in the world of brand management, talent management, digital strategy and project management with a focus on brand,sponsorships, endorsement, talent deals in music, film, sports and tech. She is music producer TRAKGIRL's manager and business partner. Kershaw is a Hampton University Alum, proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and continues to serve as the founder and principal of talent management agency, The Ash Project.
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